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Dell Colwell, 2007

  • Branch of Service: U.S. Army
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Military Service: Commissioned, September 1942 - September 1946; Recalled to Korea, 1950 - 1952

Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

0:00 - ROTC program at North Dakota State; Pearl Harbor 
1:30 - Basic training in Georgia 
3:40 - Trained new soldiers 
5:44 - Went to Germany after the war; culture shock of moving; the aftermath of the war in Europe
8:20 - Four Power Treaty; the aftermath of the war in Germany; interactions with Russians in Germany  
17:50 - Met wife in Germany 

This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Vermillion, SD. 

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